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Father and son stabbed outside pizza parlor NYC crime spree

The father and son duo, who were hailed as heroes for fending off a pack of thugs who robbed an elderly woman near her Queens pizza shop, said on Wednesday the city’s criminal scourge forced them to die take public safety into their own hands.

“People have to protect themselves because the government isn’t doing it,” Cazim Suljovic, 68, told The Post from his bed at Elmhurst Hospital, where he is recovering from a punctured lung and nine stab wounds.

“There is no law. That’s why people do it. You can stand in front of your own door with a lot of people on the street and you’re still not safe.”

On Saturday night, Cazim and his son Louie, a 38-year-old military veteran, were toiling at their Louie’s pizzeria in Elmhurst when the father witnessed a 61-year-old woman being robbed outside their restaurant.

Robert Whack, 30, his brother-in-law Supreme Gooding, 18, and a third unarrested suspect allegedly stole the Korean woman’s purse and stabbed her in the back, prosecutors said.

“I see a lady on the floor and three people around her. I say, ‘What are you doing?’ They rob them,” Cazim said, calling the perpetrators “damn bastards” and “animals”.

Elmhurst Hospital with injuries to Louie Suljovic
Louie Suljovic suffered a stab wound to his back.
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He ran out of the bar to help and called his son to follow him.

“My father followed her. He called my name and I hunted with him,” recalled Louie, who is also recovering from a punctured lung, from his hospital room.

“I caught up with them and we started an argument because I didn’t want to let those guys go.”

Cazim and Louie started fighting the men, who pulled out knives and stabbed them.

“One person stabbed me in the back with a knife. It went through the left side just near my spine and pierced the left lung. It emptied the left lung,” Louie said.

The Sulijovics' pizzeria where the attack took place.
Louie Sulijovic and his father, Cazim Sulijovic, came to the aid of a knife victim outside their pizzeria.
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“My father was attacked by the other guy and stabbed several times because the other guy is a coward. He wants to spank a 61-year-old woman, but he can’t take on a 68-year-old man. He punches you in the ass so now you have to use a knife because you are a coward.”

The NYPD soon arrived on the scene, taking Whack and Gooding into custody and charging them with robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Gooding was separately struck by an attempted murder and Whack was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after officers found suspected heroin on him.

In the two weeks leading up to Saturday’s attack, Whack and Gooding reportedly beat up two others – including a 75-year-old woman from whom they stole $2,500, police officers said. Whack was previously arrested for fare evasion in 2016, and Gooding had no other previous run-ins with the law.

Louie said his father was stabbed in the arms, back and abdomen but pulled through and is “fine” after the surgery.

“He’s a beast,” the son said of his pops, an Albanian immigrant.

“He went – ​​went – ​​to the emergency room at Elmhurst Hospital. I went back to the store and that’s when the ambulance came.”

Cazim, who remains in hospital for a few days, said “enough is enough” with the city’s crime.

Louie Sulijovic and his father Cazim Sulijovic
Louie Sulijovic (left) and Cazim Sulijovic recovering from stab wounds.
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“For these people, everything is like it always is – ‘Pick her bag and let’s go,'” Cazim said.

“You can’t let it go. I have a mother. i have sisters Thank God I only had fingers [to fight with]. If I had had something different, a different story would have happened.”

Louie said he hopes Mayor Adams will be able to clean up the city and do more to protect crime victims.

“If it turns out he’s de Blasio 2.0, he needs to be removed from the area as well, because you need someone who has a leadership role and needs to put the city back in order,” Louie said.

Louie Sulijovic and his father Cazim Sulijovic
Louie Sulijovic helps show the wounds on his father’s back.
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“The police must be able to do their job and not be slandered. Criminals have a right, and when they have a right, they will do whatever they want. When they know they can’t get into trouble, a new breed of criminal emerges.”

Despite the injuries he and his father sustained, Louie said he has no regrets.

“We didn’t want to let these people get away with attacking a poor elderly Asian woman. We don’t allow that. We’re trying to stick up for everyone we can,” the veteran said.

“Even if this is a consequence of that, we would do it again.”

https://nypost.com/2022/03/30/father-and-son-stabbed-outside-pizza-shop-slam-nyc-crime-surge/ Father and son stabbed outside pizza parlor NYC crime spree

JACLYN DIAZ

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